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Transguard to use biofuel for its vehicle fleet

The company also participated in a national tree planting programme

Transguard Group staff at the tree-planting initiative.
Transguard Group staff at the tree-planting initiative.

The Dubai-headquartered Transguard Group has announced two new initiatives it has implemented as part of its local community CSR strategy—besides introducing biofuel for its fleet of over 200 vehicles, the integrated FM company also participated in Goumbook’s “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme in the UAE.

Transguard’s adoption of a greener fuel source for its vehicle fleet is expected to offer significant cost savings of around AED 80,000 annually, as well as the obvious environmental benefits. Transguard will use two companies in Dubai to supply a combination of biofuel and biodiesel to power its vehicles, with a combination of fuel products from Lootah Biofuels and Neutral Fuels.

Commenting on the initiative, Mark Povey, communications director, Transguard Group, said, “We are always looking at ways to operate in an environmentally-friendlier way and by switching to biofuels, it allows us to reduce our CO2 emissions significantly, complementing our Ghaf tree planting initiative.”

For the Ghaf tree planting scheme, 20 Transguard employees, all of whom were previous Employee of the Month winners, were selected to each plant five sapling ghaf trees at a greenhouse located in the Al Barari Development in Nad Al Sheba.

Goumbook's partner in the programme, Greenworks will nurture the 100 trees planted by the Transguard employees, and in two years’ time, the UAE indigenous species will be planted in the local community.

“The environment is integral to our CSR programme and by planting Ghaf trees we are not only supporting sustainability, we are reaching out to the local community as well,” Povey said. “We want to see our employees develop as individuals, but we also want them to understand the benefits of working as a team, within the local community," he added.

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